breed Russian toy
Russian toy longhair
Russian toy is not so
well spread breed in the Czech Republic. First individuals of this breed were
imported to the Czech Republic in 90´years of last century. Thanks to devoted
work of owners and breeders their number slowly grows up. Nowadays there is born
about twenty puppies of Russian toy yearly (just compare to circa 1000 puppies of
Chihuahua). It is likely you have never met Russian toy yet. It is a pity,
because it is real experience.
Russian toy was
originally Russian national breed not approved by FCI(The Federation Cynologique
Internacionale resident in Belgium). It was originally called Moscow Toy
terrier. During 2006 things has changed and the breed was preliminary accepted
by FCI. At the same time its original name Moscow Toy terrier has changed to new
breed name Russian toy (in original Russkiy Toy). This is why you should search
for the name Russian toy.
According to FCI
Russian toy has been classed to the 9th group of FCI among the companion breeds
(In the Czech Republic they are exhibited at national and international dog
shows on Sundays). For the provisional time of 10 years the Russian toy cannot
gain the title CACIB from international dog shows. Besides the Russian toy is
full-value breed with possibility to participate at every national,
international as well as world dog shows.
Russian toy has
longhair and shorthair variation. The shorthair variation looks relatively like
the breed "Pražský krysařík” but it has not come to the Czech Republic yet.
Club of breeders of
few numerous dogs’ breeds (KCHMPP) take care of keeping Russian toy in The Czech
republic. We are members of this club as well. ČMKU (Bohemia and Moravia
cynology union) is control organization issuing pedigrees and administration
Russian toy is tiny
dog with big heart. It is very emotionally depending on his master and his
family. It likes fondling but it is not officious. It wants to be still near to
his master or rather on his lap.
(Well - you can guess where Tosca is right now
while I am writing this text). It is tiny dog but beside that it is full value
breed. It can pass the base training of obedience; it can patrol and reliably
draw your attention to the unexpected visitors.
His size has also
advantages. I call them “practical pocket dog”. Your doggy can accompanies you
everywhere. Just use bag hung on your chest (baby carrier). You have free hands
and your dog is feeling well.
Russian toy is very
tiny therefore it respects some barriers rather symbolically and by its
obedience. The typical example is gap in the fence or higher bracketed door (see
photo). Russian toy is very good jumper.
Russian toy is lusty,
very resistant and strong breed. As the name says this breed was cultivated in
Russia. As we know the Russian winter is quite far-famed so if you want to buy
some fashionable pullover for your Russian toy I can compose you that there is
no need of it. Well – maybe if you intend to promenade your doggy in some
attractive overalls at the fashion week.:) In such a case you would do better
going for walk to nature. Russian toy likes snow as you can see in short video
Luckily Terry is sable otherwise I would not see her in the snow.:)
If you want your
Russian toy to get along with other dogs it is desirable to acquainted it with
them from puppy age. Your puppy has to understand the basic principles of
hierarchy of kennel and socialize well.
In general if it meets
variety of stimulus already in early age, it would grow up into balanced and
good socialize fully-grown dog.
Russian toy likes
playing, retrieving and
romping with others dog’s friends.
Russian toy is lively,
gung-ho and full of energy. No doubts you would not get bored with it. They go
for every horseplay. And how we spent time with our Russian toys? You can see in
Upbringing has to be
first of all uncompromising as by every dog. You have to bring up your dog and
not conversely. It is very important to determine the rules of living together
from the very beginning and these rules must not be contradictory.. For example
if you do not want your doggy to sleep in your bed with you never allow him to
do so. Dog would never understood why he could be in the bed as a small sweet
puppy and now (when he is grown dog) it is prohibited. Russian toy can conjure
almost professional sad views of all kind just to have one’s own way. It will be
up to you where your toy will sleep. However I have to calm you down – you get
used to it.:)
Terry camouflages in the grass.:)
The name of breed
“toy” can lead to delusion that (as well as in the Czech translation -
Hračka) the doggy is real toy but this is pure nonsence. Russian toy is
vivacious critter which needs your love, care and responsibility. Therefore
if you do not want to devote your time to the doggy you would do better to
abandon the idea of procure him. Dog certainly is not fashion accessory.
Russian toy care
the space point of view Russian toy is easy to please. Evan the small flat would
suit him. More important is the possibility to be in the company of his master
providing you get the regular daily walks.
The coat care is not
difficult. You just should tease out your doggy once a week. Bathing is similar
to another breeds. It depends on current need but the doggy should take the bath
at least once a year.
Well, let’s summarize
it: feed him, walk him, scratch him and play with him.
Standard Russian toy
New standard: F.C.I. -
Standard č. 352 / 12.6.2006 / GB
by R. Triquet and J. Mulholland.
PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD:
Companion and Toy dogs.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: Square
build. The height at elbows is only slightly more than half of the height at
withers ; the chest is sufficiently deep.
cheerful, neither cowardly nor aggressive. The behaviour is significantly
different between males and females.
to the body.
Skull: High but not
too wide (width at the level of zygomatic arches does not exceed the depth of
Nose: Small, black or
matching the coat colour.
Muzzle: Lean and
pointed, slightly shorter than the skull.
Lips: Thin, lean,
tight- fitting and dark or matching the coat colour.
white. Scissor bite. Absence of 2 incisors permitted in each jaw.
Eyes: Quite large,
rounded, dark, slightly prominent, set well apart and looking straight ahead.
Eyelids are dark or matching the coat colour, tightly fitting.
Ears: Big, thin, set
carried high, slightly arched.
sloping from the withers to the root of the tail.
Back: Strong and
Loin: Short and
Croup: The croup is
somewhat rounded and slightly sloping.
Chest: The chest is
oval, sufficiently deep and not too wide.
Underline and Belly:
Tucked up belly and drawn up flanks, forming a nicely curved line from the chest
to the flanks.
two or three vertebrae are left), carried high. In countries where tail docking
is prohibited by law, it is left in its natural state. Undocked: sickle tail.
It should not be carried lower than back level.
Thin and lean;
seen from the front, the front legs are straight and parallel.
shoulder blades are moderately long and not too sloping.
Upper arm: Forming an
angle of 105 degrees with the shoulder blade. The length of upper arm is
approximately equal to the length of shoulder.
Elbows: In line with
Carpus (Wrist): Lean.
oval, turning neither in nor out. Toes well-knit and arched. Nails and
resilient pads are black or match the coat colour.
Seen from the
rear, the hind legs are straight and parallel, but standing a little bit wider
than the forelegs. Stifles and hocks are sufficiently bent.
Upper thigh: Muscles
are lean and developed.
Lower thigh: The upper
and lower thighs are of the same length.
Hind feet: Arched , a
little bit narrower than forefeet. Nails and pads are black or match the coat
straightforward, fast. No noticeable change in the topline when moving.
Thin, dry and
two types for the breed: smooth-haired and longhaired.
short, close-lying, shiny hair, without undercoat or bald patches.
Longhaired: body is
covered with moderately long (3-5 cm), straight or slightly wavy hair,
close-lying, which does not hide the natural outline of the body . Hair on
the head and on the front part of limbs is short and close -lying. Distinct
feathers on rear side of limbs. The feet have long, silky hair which
completely hides the nails. Ears are covered with thick, long hair forming a
fringe. Dogs of more than 3 years have such a fringe, which should
completely hide the outer edges and tips of the ears. Body hair should not
look tousled nor be too short (less than 2 cm.).
Black and tan,
brown and tan, blue and tan. Also red of any shade with or without black or
brown overlay. Richer shades are preferable for all colours.
SIZE AND WEIGHT:
withers: Dogs and bitches: 20 – 28 cm (tolerance +/- 1 cm)
Weight: Dogs and
bitches: up to 3 kg.
from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with
which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Level bite or
incisors sloping forward.
This condition in longhaired dogs with heavy fringes is permissible but not
Low set tail.
Presence of bald
patches in smooth-haired dogs.
Too long or too
short hair on body of longhaired dogs.
Small white spots on
chest and toes.
Solid black, brown
and blue colours. Tan markings too large or with dark shadings.
pronounced undershot. Absence of 1 canine; absence of more than 2 incisors in
Many bald patches in short-haired dogs.
absence of fringes on ears and presence of curly hair.
white spots on the head, abdomen and above metacarpus; large white patches on
chest and throat, presence of brindle markings.
Size over 30 cm
or under 18 cm.
Weight less than
Any dogs clearly
showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
NB: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.